Tag Archives: Death

Death by 1000 Clicks Redux

By MARK BRAUNSTEIN, MD Back in the ‘stone ages’ when I (an MIT grad) was an intern, I was called at 4 AM to see someone else’s gravely ill patient because her IV had infiltrated.  I started a new one and drew some blood work to check on her status.  When the results came back (on… Read More »

What an Embalmer Wants You to Know About Death

In our culture of constant connection, ideas and opinions are hard to escape. Topics once considered taboo are digested over drinks at the pub or added to the wall of social media noise. Yet when it comes to death, conversation turns cold. We receive death completely unprepared. Death, despite its certainty, remains daunting and is… Read More »